Bars, Dive bars River West/West Town
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A ramshackle roadhouse of country-rock in an industrial stretch of the city wouldn't be complete without a few characters hanging out on the porch no matter the weather. Longtime local acts like Robbie Fulks and Devil in a Woodpile play inside, but the music can still be heard over the cracking of PBR cans out front. It can be difficult to reach this juke joint via public trans, but it is worth it for the cheap beer, live country-rock and DJs dropping nostalgia, from Prince to Devo.



Venue name: Hideout
Address: 1354 W Wabansia Ave
Cross street: between Willow and Ada Sts
Opening hours: Tue 7pm–2am; Wed–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 7pm–3am; Sun, Mon for special events (call ahead)
Transport: Bus:72,73.
Price: Average beer: $2
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  • Alternative nightlife Until Sunday May 21 2017
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Laura R

The Hideout is worth the trek (most people don't live nearby, and it's not exactly conveniently located to a train). The small music venue hosts great shows most nights of the week, and the cool bar with twinkly lights is exactly what you think of when you're looking for a laid-back dive bar, but with great beer to drink.

Christina L

This is a great venue for live music; it's very intimate, low key, and has great acoustics. It almost has a small town feel. It's kind of hidden away off Elston so you almost think you are in a different city altogether. The bartenders are great and very nice.  It has cheap drinks, including $3 PBR  and when I went the tamale guy came through a couple of times. There is also a water cooler in the dance floor portion of the bar.  After the live bands go on, it apparently becomes a dance venue. 

Erin Delahanty
moderatorStaff Writer

Great venue to catch live music in an intimate setting. The location is a little difficult to get to/from, but that's what Uber's for, right?